It’s been eight years since the Pac-12 (which was then the Pac-10) sent a team to the Final Four, but this year’s crop has an array of legitimate contenders.
No. 1 seed Oregon leads the way as one of the more explosive offensive teams in the country. Utah is rock solid on both sides of the basketball, and Cal, led by future first-round picks Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb, features some of the best NBA talent in America. And you can’t forget about Sean Miller and No. 4 seed Arizona, who are actually the conference’s top team according to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings.
Those four would make for an explosive set of semifinals in Las Vegas this weekend, but the conference’s immense depth–there could be seven NCAA tournament teams–may prevent that from happening.
Play begins Wednesday afternoon, and we’ll keep you updated with results right here:
2016 Pac-12 Tournament Bracket & Scores
Note: All times ET
Wednesday, March 9
Game 1: Washington 91, Stanford 68
Game 2: Colorado 80, Washington State 56
Game 3: USC 95,. UCLA 71
Game 4: Oregon State 75, Arizona State 66
Thursday, March 10
Game 5: Oregon 83, Washington 77
Game 6: Arizona 82, Colorado 78
Game 7: Utah 80, USC 72
Game 8: California vs. Oregon State, 11:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Friday, March 11
Game 9: Oregon vs. Arizona, 9 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Game 10: Utah vs. Game 8 winner, 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1
Saturday, March 12
Championship: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1